Potato Latkes

Latkes (Potato Pancake)


  • 3 lb. potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbs. all-purpose flour or matzah meal
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 onion minced
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Paprika to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • Wash and peel the potatoes. Grate the potatoes with a grater or food
  • processor. Soak in cold water for 5 mins.
  • Drain off all liquid, and squeeze the excess liquid out
  • by hand. Beat the eggs and mix with the grated potatoes and other ingredients,
  • except the oil.
  • Heat about 1/2 inch of oil in a skillet over medium
  • high heat until very hot. Drop potato mixture by heaping tablespoons
  • into oil .
  • Use a pancake turner to flatten them
  • out. Fry to golden brown on both sides (about 3 minutes per side).
  • Drain on paper towels. Serve topped with applesauce or sour cream.
Cast Iron Skillet
Electric Frying Pan

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